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I A' SOUTH KENTUCKI AN.
MEACHAM A WILGUS, Publishers.
IJOVKINSVILLE- KENTUCKY. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1, 18S5.
NUMBER 16.
A FADED ROSE.
Poor, ftiiicd roue, lul'l tn ft cnM, ntlll linntl :
Dour huitil, no oftcu clone. y cimtpuU In
mliin,
Wv htl) hihI comfort tn n weary IhihI,
Nuw uultl iiuil atlll, whtlu lor Us touch 1
plnu.
Km dwell iiour linntl! Farewell, dear
llUlirtJ
What joy lmvo I since wu munt parti
CIohc noftty, poor, palo roo, liko those dark
oyes
Which turned no often lovlnirlv to mlnn ;
'Jhi nu ti ami atara Htill lllit the ftUtniit tk loa.
But Di'Hth liHa vullcd liie light for which 1
pin p.
Fiin-woll, dear oyesl Farewell, dear
heart 1
Tliu world la durk since we lniut part.
X If ls thro, (ailed hut fill I fMgrant rone,
illmllul of Mpt ito tiftcn nrcnnt'tl to mine:
-MihIIu) of wor-ln love-frutfrantalllln'HcloHO,
, .New mute the vnko fur whh-h 1 dally pin.-.
r'nrrwHI. dear voluo! r'tuewll, deur
hmrt!
Muwawoettolovc! How tad to part!
'Like m a fndlnii flower man perMiotli."
Ami yot noi vo the heart no ti ne to inlno
Hill liven, Hill lovoit-a victor over death,
r l hat tlear heart I Html I not iilwiiv pine.
Knrow ell, dear love) Fnrewell.doar heart
Till we nlnill moot, ami ucvor pitrt.
JV. I. Obtfrvcr,
SiTDYING TORNADOES.
How Wind-Storm Roportora Do
Tholr Work.
tile lllnrnco Between fyrlono and
ft Tornado The Former Belongs
la Ilia I jMt mid tho Lit.
tor to Hie Wnb
Ucnioiinnt John P. Finloy, of tho
Tornado I iv ii-iou lnited States Signal
Corps, arrived In Philadelphia yester
day lo make n special study o( llio de
structive hlonn which jiusmuiI overt 'nin
leu und Purt Kiehinoiid August ,"tl.
The olllilal (iovorntneut Investigation
of tlio ti iiuil American tornado began
in I K7H. when Llcuicunnt Finloy under
took, single-handed, tu visit tlio track
of every tornado reported lo the Sig
nal Service l'j)nrlini'iit nt Washington,
'i ll undertaking was iioi-h -ai ily un
Milslactory ami expensive owing lo
ti e vnt area trnvercd by tliu storm
und the frequency of their occurrence
nl certain seasons of lliu year.
'J'ho chief ililHc ulty was in colling upon
the track of them soon enough, a week
sometimes elapsing iH'foru the investi
gation could tie luailu, during which
iiiU'rvnl much of (he destruction
wronjjbt was ovored up. Individual
testimony win the only report obla n
able in many cases. nnl thi eoiild not
always ho relied upon for ollieial pur
p . However, at the clow of the
exr IM7!. tlm lirst publicat onof 'Tor
nado Studios." by tliu then Sergeant
Mnley. appeared. In I -wo, by special
net nf Congress, a second edition was
ixMlcd.
Iliiring IHsii the Invoslijjation, though
hi ill far from lehn thorough mid coiii
l' li kiu roiitimird upon the kuiiik
j'lnu of operation, tliu Herviec, though
i f ineiileiilalilu vnltio to the (iovern-In-lit.
heing neeeKsarilv expmisivo.
Wherever a Morni appean-d men and
wagon were hired to collect particu
lar of it t-ack and force In lh!lan
ollier minimi of 'Tornado Htuilic"
appeared, in wh'cli mill u I r? details of
liui tiirnadot; were recorded. Tho
work was asMiiuing a ningniliidn and
iniportaiieu ir'viouly uiitlioiight of.
In IHN'I mi organi'Btion of a slnfl' of
'Tornado Hoporlnr" was ordered, and
iimler thu direction of Lieutenant l'in
ley mi suoecH.sfiilly eondiictcd that 1.6HU
liaiiiu are published in tho annual re-
!ort of thn chief signal ollicer. lho
il eoiuprUos buincss men. physicians.
pnfe.Mint nod fanners in all pai ls of
tho I'liited State, who render their
serviies to lho Government without
Milary. Kuch ruporUT is furnished sla
lionery, fiw cooies of all tornado puli
lieatlons. and allowed free uo of tho
innils in forward ng ollieial corre
pnnienun. ltlauk specially prepared
Willi a full set of question covering
every conceivable detail of the storms
arc supplied bvthcSignnl Service with
a pamphlet oi iiiiruelions to govorn
the reporter in obtaining all ncocssary
and valuablo poinls. 'lliewholo scrv
fc'e, (hough purely voluntas', is most
tiu-twortliv mid acciiraln; tlio appoint
lncnls being eagerly sought for by men
of prominence who Interest themselves
in studying tho phenomena of torna
does. IIOW FACTS AUK (1HTAINF.I.
The inodo of obtaining complete
olT'o nl iuforiunlion of each toruado re
ported by lho Signal Service alations to
the hendiiurtcrs nt VVashinglon i
most coniiirchenslvn nnd thorough.
IniniediaUily upon the receipt of tho
Riuioiuioeniont tho "Tornado jlivision"
issues circulars addiiwsed to men living
in lho direct path of tho storm, nnd
w ho are likely to be trustworthy sources
of information. These circulars, con
taining n full series of ipto-tions. go to
Postmasters, County (.'lurks, railroad
officers, nnd other persons, rciUting
their assistance in preparing a report
nf nil particulars. ( ireulars are also
sent out lo person living upon each
siduuf thn path of destruction, whero
tlio phenomena are dilloreiil from the
center of lho storm path. Hy this
moons tho whole territory is covered
and every interesting point obtained.
Those ciioulnrs aro forwarded to Wash-'
ingtofi, whero tho local tornado ro
portor's statements havo already been
received, and tho whole mas of faots
is then compared with tho ollieial re
port of tho chief signal ollicer sta
tioned nearest tho locality visited by
the storm, ono account, serving as a
check upon another. A local or geo
graphical chart is then prepared, show
ing tho course from beginning tolinish.
This I furnished free to the "public
in a wook or two by application
to the ohiel signal ollicer at Washing
ton. Four other meteorological charts
are thou prcpnrcd with tho greatest
cure and attention to details. Three
of these charts represent tho United
States and show tho direction of the
wind, distribution of barotuetro pres
sure, and touiporature record at 7 a.
in., ,' p. in., nnd II p. m., sevotity-fifth
moridiim time, all over tho country.
The fourth chart shows tho track of
tho general storm center and relative
position of tornadous. developed from
the same disturbance ' Tho o charts
are also furnished frco to the public.
"Tho storm which struck Philadel
phia August :!d was not a cyclone, us
many supposed, but a fully developed
and vigorous tornado," said Lieuten
ant Kinley last night. "Cyclones," he
continued, "aro ocean storms, brewed
upon its bosom and rushing landward.
As such they have no rolutio t whatever
to tornadoes, wlileli dcvelon their fear.
fill energies upon land and often pass
out toscanoiorc exhaust nr themselves.
The center of a tornado is tho focus of
its lurr.lic force nnd a track of death
and destruction, while ships llont sufely
in thn midst of a cyclone. The 'two
storms aro diametrically opposed,
though commonly spoken of as similar. "
CYCLONKS AND TOIINAIM1KS.
"Aro tho storms then which lay waste
our Western country tornadoes and not
cyclones?'' was asked.
"Tornado 'S, every one of them," was
tht reply. "A cyolotio was never seen
as fur West as tho Mississippi, The
cvclono is a production of tlio West In
dies, nnd is unknown during the sum
mer months. During September and
October the healed tropical currents
develop vast rotarv storms from .Ms) to
I, .' miles in diameter, which sweep
in a parabolic curvo against the South
Atlantic coast- The cool trade winds
blowing down the coast dellect their
coiiiMi and send llieui sweeping inland.
I'a-sing northward thev dcsciibe thoir
curving Might a far ns Nova Scotia and
New Itrunswick nnd then rush nith
howling forco across tho Newfoundland
Hanks. Somo of them resell Knglnud
and Ireland. The same storm ravages
tho coast of Japan, and is called a ty
phoon. The tremendous breadth of
cyclones soldnm gives local evidence of
tlicir circular sweep. Their calm cen
ters are much dreaded by navigators.
The Signal Service caution maiiner
ngainst sailing into a 'cvclono center.'
Tlio atmosphere is a'ways striving to
retain its epnlitriuni, and so long as
somo parts of the earth get warmer
than others storms will rage."
"Is the tornado a tropical produc
tion?" Not by any moans," replied tho
Signal Service ollicer. "(In the con
trary, that dangerous vi-ltor comes
from comparatively cool region.
Sweeping down from tho snowy, deso
late wastes of liritish America ncross
liakota, Montana. Wyoming and Min
nesota is a cold wind, which often
scud the mercury to thirty and forty
degrees as it croses lho border. Kroiii
the Southern states andtiiilf region a
hot wind, sometimes one hundred de
grees, blow up the Mississippi Vnlloy
to meet it. Tho lowering Kockios hum
these currents in lo th : westward, and
thev come together with a mighty
ru-li. The warm current uses to cs'
enpo, the oolil n i r dellocts downward,
and with n whirl nnd roar a tornado
cloud gather. The resultant of the
two forces is invariably liortneast and
the track of death is cut through every
olMtncln. The tornndi) itself is in vi i
I'le; its tearful power is simply atmos
pliurio pressure concentrated in a
trunk-like form. Mathematical calcu
lation will show that the air revolving
within a tornado center develops the
terrific speed of Iwo thousand mile
per hour, exerting a force alike incon
ceivable and irresistild . The rotary
movement of the whirl is upward, upon
Hie principle 01 a chimney line,
tlneo started thn tornado cloud be
comes visible from the amount of dust
it rni-es nnd tho mo store gath 'red
with It. The rotary motion is invar a
bl y from r glit to left. A tornad )
cloud can descend from n clear sky, a,s
its development is among the higher
currents of air. If it was not for it;
gathering blackness a it reaches tho
surface the aerial messenger might
strike nn invisible death blow at any
moment.
HAIL-sroKMS AS TOKNAIMIKs.
"Every hail-storm would bo a torna
do if it rea lied tho ground. The at
mospheric conditions producing had
are precisely similar to those gunoraU
ing tornado clouds. Prof. King, tho
Aeronaut, announced that discovery
alter passing through a hail-elontl and
noting tho phenomenon. Tornadoes
have always hen a natural feature of
tho Mississippi and Missouri Valleys,
mid will continue as long as thu world
lasts. Through the vast forests of
Minnesota and Wisconsin track are
visible where the tempest of w.nd
hewed Its olonr-cut path a century ago.
I'.vou tho legends nnd tradition of In
dians are full of account of tho mighty
storms wlvch struck terror lot'io hearts
of the aborigines nnd leveled their for
ests. TheS gnal Serv'ce at. Washington
Is in constant receipt . of letters from
Canadians and Kasturn people desirous
of going West inuuiring the portions uf
country linvi-itcd by tornadoes. In
1 MTU tornado Insurance was nol thought
of. Last year over -',000,uol was
written."
Sneaking of hurricanes, Lieutenant
Vlnloy said that tlioy were nearly
straight winds moving at a volocily of
between ci;hty and one hundred and
lifty miles an hour. The Texas
"norther" is a cold trade wind, the
Montana "chinook" a warm current,
nnd the bliraard" a hurricane with
particles of ice and snow in its teeth.
Tornadoes are known a "wind talis"
in the West. Sergeant l)a,v. stationed
at thu Philadelphia Sigurd Service
olllcc, is busily cngngod in investigating
ino lornuiio s iraoK inio.rin rorinicu
luond and Cnmdun, preparatory to
making his ollieial report to Washing
ton. According to Lieutenant Kinley's
statement, tho Philadelphia tornado
was comparatively mild. Tho study of
toru idoos is a m ist important feature
of the Signal Service IJepartmont, and
tho next publication of Lieutenant Mn
ley's. whioh will Imi issued next spring,
will contain tho most minute statistics
of nil that have occurred this year,
I'itUiilcliilua Press.
m
SUN SPOTS.
A MuffRost'on Tlmt the Orb of liny Is Af
frrtril W th Mirnslm.
. A fresh spot has appeared on tliu face,
of thn sun, a very largo one humanly
speaking. It measures about twenty
thousand geographical miles by seven
thousand. Perhaps the sun docs not
Hunk it excessive, having such a very
broad face, and being aide to accommo
date a great number of pimples of tho
same size. lint the extent sounds con
siderable, all lho same. Ilesi les, there
are ever so many smaller ones, about
fie si'.o of tho earth, and, lak'ng all
together, we shall hardly bu exitggor
at ng the situation if wo my there is
"ipi to u rash." Kor much loss wo
should cull tho doctor in. Indued,
we tcrrcstinl atoms could not rise to
thu dignity of such an eruption, not
even it we put nil our faces together
mid went slimes in the sumo spot. We
talk of having "the measles;" nobody
thinks of counting ihcni or aski ig:
"How mnnv?" Hut thev are mere pin-
po ills dots, speks. It is very diller-
ent, however. Willi lho orb "that rules
thudav.'' Astronomers kecpaiegis
t u- of its eruptions, and hook each new
' nieasle" as it comes. They diagnose
the phciioiu 'lion, nnd conjecture lis to
lis causes nnd results, just as the itoc
lo 8 do over tho baby's red-sncc'klcd
bo ly. And. liko doctors, they can not
stop tho process. It must run its
course, Ihey say. Some day, perhaps,
they will proscrlbo for the sun. If
they nl eady know its weight, its teni
po.'itturu and eoustilut oil. why sho lid
thev not lind out all about its digest'on
anil habits? Is it temperate nnd ad
dicted lo a r 'gulnr lifeP There is a good
deal to be said on bolh si les. In a
general way it is irreproachable,
a model luminary, nnd a pattern
to everybody else, doiugpcrenuiiil work
cotiseiuniiousiv aim regularly. Moral
ly, loo. no fault ran be found with a
noiiy winch isa'l things to all men nu-
swers th'! negro accor iingto his black
ness, and never throws nenrls biforo
swine. F.nrly to bed and curly to rise,
it ought to be healthv, wealthy, and
wise. Hut is it? There is another side
to the sun. When it bus got out of our
sight, and oeyond the scrut nixing
v .-ion of civili.ation. it conduct itself
immoderately. An excessive warmth
charactcri.es it conduct. It bltt'.o
out, gels furiously hot over nothing.
People In'g tin mm to keop cool,
to cam itself. Hut this oulv
scclus to make it gut nil the hotter aud
be all the more intolerable. From
othor iiiartcrs, again, we havo very
iliMerent reports there, thev tell us.
and the evidence is trustworthy, it will
not snow itself sometimes lor weeks to
gether, lho,- knew it is there, or
thereabouts, from tho rcllnctions cast
on lho sky. K it, as for melting a gla
cier or Inpiitylng an iceD arg, no such
ellects are fort lu onung. 11ns gratitios
Polar bears', no doubt, but can not be
st led impartial behavior. After all,
the Ksiuimiiux arc human beings,
w.iieh even thn best of bears are not.
Still, as the homely saying goes, wo
should talk of men only r.s wo know,
iieport is liable to be biased in the Iran
sit, or unreliable nt tho source So, for
ourselves, wo ought to speak well of
the great orb. I hat it does not as a
rule take much notice of us, and that
when, a an cxcep.iou, It does we
I grumble, is neither hero nor thoro
! Our temperature is tho linest in the
world, our climate second to none, and
the security of ourcoiiiitry from plague,
pes ilcnce, and famine from urouglit
and Hood, cartliiiako and hurr canes
is thu envy of all tho inhabited earth.
And for all this wu havo to thank the
sun. London Telegraph.
.fW.f'ff..
'. r; .'-.."J'.hK'-r-L'i . I'.i-
Jft'll'- -V.
M. D. KELLY.
The "Mousquctaire."
A Parisian papor prints somo nnius-
I ing reminiscones of Alexandre Dumas'
short-lived paper, tho MoumjUeliiiri
The romancer, whoso little idiosynert
sics wero well known, inserted a daily
notice to the o'oet that tho editor
would receive neither complimentary
tickets tor tho thonlors, nor books lor
review, since he made it a rule to pay
for the one mid to buy tho other.
Nevertheless tho contributor to lho
MoKnHiHnire who writes theso renrnis
concos says that bo never received so
ninny books and stalls; whenoior ho
asked lho cashi.T for a live-franc ioce
lo buy a stall he was laughed
al. and he was obliged to allow
himself lo be corrupted. Tho daily re
ceipts of the paper wero from i'lli to
2H; hut Dumas bad always somo Jew
to quiet, or some bonne amio to soothe,
and the cash-box was usually empty
like thu pockets of the printer and paper-maker.
The iinfortunato cashbr,
who had to bear the heat and burden
uf the demands for money, spoilt his
time in reading "Jerusalem Delivered."
Tho Contibutors wero no better oft
than tlio printer, aud when they asked
Michel, tho cashier he had formorly
beon one of Dumas' gardeners at the
Chateau do Monte Crislo -for the price
of nu article, be would show them with
a melancholy air his amptr cash-box.
Like so many of the romancer's s niilnr
enterprises, the .Iohsciiv at length
oamu to au inglorious cn.L
;V5" ;... ifM.il
Sold by the Leading Dealer in Every City and .
i own.
Ills JEWELRY HOUSE is ahead of anything in this end of the State. He has the
largest and finest stock of
CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES,
GOLD IMjCIVJS, ETC., JLLrrO.
His prices are lower than any other house. His workmanship can not be excelled
and his experience has been nearly a quarter of a century.
SIG-N-'BIG TOWN CLOCK,"
Main Street, Opp. Court House, HOPKINSVILLE, KY.
A DELIGHTFUL LOCATION.
tVhr a SerUrr Artcr Iturnl Delights Keeps
Ills Chiiltiir KnlTe In Tip-Top Onlor.
At this season of the year to find a
country friend who Into desirable camp
ing-out facilities on his place is consid
ered lho very best of good luck. Such
a one is Mr. Ferryman, of Berkeley.
This gentleman is a lord of the manor,
whoso possessions range from the pros
perous valley in thu neighborhood of
the station named in his honor to the
tops of tho lofty hills clad in olerual
chu parrel.
Some days ago Mr. Ferryman per
ceived a friend on the bont. 'J'ho friend
had blankets, tent and frying-pan with
him. Unmistakably he was bound for
the woods.
Where aro you bound for?" said tho
Berkeley squire, genially.
"Oh, nowhere in particular." replied
the seeker after rural delights. "Just
going to lay out for a night or tvo."
"(lot your family along?" inquired
Mr. Ferrviuan.
"Ay, tlio whole lot of 'cm,'' said lho
friend.
"Well, then, why not come andoamn
In. tlm canyon in tlio rear of my house?
said Mr. 'Ferryman. "There's wood
and water nnd good shade, and if yon
should want anything from tho house
you've only got to ask for it."
This suited the camper, aud with the
hospitable Ferryman he pursued his
tortuous path up tho canyon. The air
was balmy aud the place car.io up to all
its proprietor had claimed for it ns a
camping ground.
"Now hero is a good place to halt,
just by this cabin." said the friend,
dropping his blankets.
Mr. h ern man glanced uneasily nt thu
cabin. "Well, lis pretty good," he
said, "but I think you might hud a more
suitable place higher up.
'van t get anything Kilter than this,"
Id the friend. "What's in' the cabin.
'I see it all now," ho said with a gasp.
" If Ferryman comes this way, just hold
mo back, will you? I think there might
be an unpleasantness if we should meet.
Great heavens, what an escape I've
had!" San Francisco Wasp.
aid
anyhow? 1 seo a padlock on the
floor.
"Oh, nothing of any particular value.
Still 1 really think you might como far
ther along tho canyon."
"Why, confound it, man, you don't
think 1 in going to break into vour old
cabin. No, 1 stay right here,'1 and he
proceeded to get tin his tent and col
lect wood for a lire. When the axe
rang ou the dry oak stumps Mr. Ferry
man excused himself hurriedly on tho
plea of meeting some friend at the
house, and tho camper noticed that as
soon as he got round the bend he cast
nn uneasy glaneo over his shoulder and
men ran ns if pursued by a grizzly. !
Karly next morning the ctmpcr was
rather surprised at the interest the j
neighbors seemed to take in his unpre
tentious little out lit. The tops of the
various hills which commr.nded a view
of his camp were tenanted, nnd soma
brought opcra-gliis-os. "Surely," he
thought, "camping out can not be so
rare nn occiirrenco in this canyon, yet
theso peoplo take an interest in my
tent. Curious that they do not come
nearer and examine it if camping be
such a novelty in this quarter." But
they did not, nor did Mr. Ferryman
himself put in nn appearance. The
noxt day the camper struck tent and
departed. His surprise was increased
by remarking the number of people who
accompanied him to the station, but did
not como near him, all following at
some distance,
"The most remarkable exporience I
haveevcrhad," he said. "I wonder what
peculiarity about mv get-up attracts
the curiosity of theso good people?"
On the cars ho met an acquaintance
and explained to him the odd manner
in which the Herkelcyans had acted.
"And furthermore," he said, "1 never
have caught a glimpse of Ferryman
since"
" Where did lie put yoli?'1
"Close by a little cabin in the can
yon " V
"A cabin!" ejaculated the friend,
moving oil' from him, and regarding
him with astonishment.
"Groat heavens! Have you caught
the infection, too? Yes, a cabin.'. What
about k?"
' Why, no wonder the people stared
at you. That cabin is a giant powder
store-house, and of course the spectacle
of n man camping; by it and hammering
at wood nnd building tires must have
impressed them with the belief that he
was a lunatic. And I appeal to yourself
it they had not good grounds tor sucn a
upposition."
The canipfs: idt lot chopping-kuife.
FASHION'S FANCIES.
Bits of lnrorni&on from tlid Centers of
the Beau Monde.
Wido sashes of velvet a:o now in
vogue.
Tulle gowns are trimmed with pearl
fringes, .
Striped guipure is tho now material
for tea gowns.
Very showy is an evening wrap of
bright steel gauio.
F'resh lniitcr is the newest color in
satin nnd rich brocade.
Eran feathers bonier a novel mantle
of rich Sicjlionno.
A stylish ovening dross of .black tulle
Is garnished with gold thistles.
Crepe do chine is one of the most pop
ular materials for evetiinsr dressss.
Ijauzo fans are decorated with land-
scapes lino iuuuulcu uu euuuy sucks.
A fan of pale pink satin is exquisitoly
hand-painted in bright colored Dowers.
Kxquisito is a dress pattern of pink
satin, brocaded in small silver feathers.
"Giant" braid is one of tho novelties
in dress trimming for fall and winter.
Field llowors mounted on flexible
stems trim garden party dresses and
hats.
White lace embroidered in colored
silks are used to finish silk and satin
toilettes.
Cream canvass, worked with Mar
guerites in bright floss silks forms a
pretty costume
Wide ribbons atfd soft silks of all
sorts nra much used for sashes aud
sash draper.es.
The new moire autique ribbons are
preferred to all others for loops and
ends on thin French dresses.
A butter-colored dress, embroidered
with silver Marguerites, is trimmed
with trails of Banksia roses,
A striking toilet of bright canary
satin, decorated with graduated ruches
of many colored silks, attracts much at
tention. Plain cream white organdie muslin
forms a dainty dress, which is finished
with a multitude of rullles edged with
Valenciennes lace.
Tho newest hood for evening wear is
formed of pink silk, covered with cream
lnce nnd ornamented at the top of Hie
head nnd at the back of the neck with
ribbon bows. The ends are crossed
and are thrownover the shoulders.
Keally novel is a tea gown ot cream
satin brocaded in pines, with small
green leaves and tlowerettes, trimmed
with gold braid and shaded green beads.
In front from the throat to the feet
there is' a drapery of twine-colored
gau.e worked in green and gold.
Pale blue crepe and moire forms nn
elegant toilette. The pointed bodice
opens over a long chemisette of crepe
and the front is trimmed with a enscado
of crepe flounces, while at the side aro
panels of moire, edging a drapery of
crepe, socured by Hots ot moire ribbon.
Pompadour muslins have skirts mado
with graduated puffs, separated by lace
whioh is mounted over ribbon the color
of the bouquet. The bodices of theso
pretty dresses are gathered and have
brctollcs of velvet or ribbon covered
with laro: tho braces cross, and one on
tho left side falls on the skirt with a
Hot of ribbon.
F'or a bride the dress is to be made of
white watere d silk, heavily brocaded in
large floral designs. The train will be
very long and the heavy trimming ot
irusL-une uctuis. zcnuxd. any is lliab
nothing will do but the dull white ap
pearance of snow for sucn a dross, and
for this purpose thoro are to be special
Oeaus ot cotu-lookiug lrostetl crystal.
rhuaaelplua limes.
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The South rejoices in a now indus.
trv. The canning of oysters, shrimp.
etc., has been begun along the gulf
coast, ana mere are already nve estab
lishments engaged in the business be
tween New Orleans and Mobile. They
have all flourished from the start and
have vapidly extended their operations.
The gulf oyster now finds its way into
all parts of the South, and has driven
the Baltimore oyster out of much of its
territory lit. Louis PosU
FALL COSTUMES.
The Latest Designs for Htyllah Autumn
Dresses. '
Combinations of plain and ligui
goods will be used again for nut nr.
and winter dresses. F'or woolen -o
tunics two kinds of wool will bo choser,
one of which is plain, and tho othoi
striped or in small sot figures. Tho
newest stripes shown aro rough bouclo
or Astrakhan cloths, alternating with
smoother stuffs, which, howover, aro'
only smooth by comparison, as they aro
heavily twilled, or in such whlo diagonal
lines that each line stands out like a
separate row of braid. The bouule
stripes are very effective, and will re
tain their appearance becauso they are
formed nf curis or loops of. tightly
twisted threads of mohair that arc im
pervious to' dampness, and are not
easily crushed out of shape. Woven
borders near a single selvedge are parts
of many dress patterns, and these are
of boucle stripes broad enough td bo
arranged as. panels or as ent re iront oi
skirts in combination with the plaiu
goods. Ten yards of double-width
woolen goods are sold as a .press pat
tern, nnd in tlionewcomuiuaitons mere
are two and a half yards of fancy striped
or figured stuff with seven nnd a half of
plain material. The phm remains in
favor of using plain goods for the cor
sage, sleeves and drapery, cpnnning mo
figured material to the lower skirt, aud
as garniture for the plain cersage. A
panel, a border at the foot, a narrow
front breadth, or else the entire front
and side breadths, are to bo mado of
the figured goods, "and if a sash of the
material is used, tho figured fabric
forms the end of the wide Bash of the
plain stufi'. On the basque there are
iigured striped bretelles, or revers, or a
plastron, and in many cases an entire
vest in the fashion of the present sea
son. 'The very high band or oflicer's
collar and the small cuffs may be of
velvet or plush entirely different from
the other parts of the dress, hut they
are also made of the figured or striped
goods. Flounces are not used on theso
heavy fabrics, and plaits of skirts aro
very scant, with nil their breadth
tkrown on tho outside to look wide,
while many skirts have tho front and
sides entirely plain, with plaits only in
the back. harper's Bazar.
Should Governor Rusk orGovernoj
Bunn take the cake? Leave it to Gov
ernor Eaton? Chicago Current.
DISINFECTING RAGS.
The System Adopted at Brooklyn to Pre
vent the Introduction of Cholera uermi.
The process of disinfection by super
heated stcain as now practiced at the
Baltic Stores, in Brooklyn, is believed
to be the complete solution of a problem
which, has occasioned so much worri
mcut. It is the practical application of
steam of any desired temperature and
time to bale goods. The apparatus con
sists of an ordinary engine of sullicient
power and boiler strength with an at
tached superheater. To this is append
ed a series of iron boxes about the
shape of and large enough to admit a
bale of rags pushed in endwise. Kach
one of several boxes has penetrating
through, from the rear end, live gim'.ot
bit screws nearly as long as a bale of
rags, enlarged from a point to about
two inches in diameter, and at such a
distance apart as to about equally divide
the end of a bale Theso screws are
hollow and perforated in their whole
circumfereooe and length and, more
over, each one is the terminus of a
steam escape cock. The screws nro
rnpidly revolved by tho machinery. On
pushing in a bale of rags it no sooner
comes in contact with the point of the
screws than it is drawn with the great
est rapidity. The box is then closed by
a flap-door, hinged at the top, and the
steam turned on in through the screws,
and around the bale. In two or three
minutes the temperature of the bale
thronirhout as thus exposed can be
raised to three hundred and thirty dj
grees F. (or more if required), and sus
tained for any desired length of time.
As praoticed at tho Baltic Stores the
bales ate kept in the boxes about ten
minutes. But they become so thorough
ly penetrated with heat during that
time that a high temperature is kept up
for several hours after they are removed.
This Is tested by pushing a thermome
ter into the screw holes. The whole
apparatus may be erected on board of
a lighter, and be wed with increased
facility to commeioe afloat, xV. I'.
Journal.
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